Chehalem Inox Chardonnay 2016

Chehalem Inox Chardonnay 2016

SKU 20320


The 2016 INOX Chardonnay is a classic vintage of our fresh, stainless steel-fermented sipper. The color is bright platinum to light yellow, with an austere nose showing flecks of white clay, honeydew melon, fresh linens and blooming Chamomile. The palate shows more fruit than flower, primarily that of lemon curd and honied apricots. The finish has plenty of lush textural phenolics, but is balanced with a linear acidity and a lasting weight that is smooth and round.
Category White Wine
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Chehalem
Alcohol/vol 12.2%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastAged entirely in stainless steel tanks, this carries a light touch (7 g/L) of residual sugar but remains sharp, even edgy, with bright acidity and pine needle highlights. Ripe apple and pineapple flavors carry through the clean and refreshing finish.

Paul Gregutt, October 1, 2017
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorLively and fruit-forward, with zesty tropical fruit and spice flavors. Drink now through 2019. 3,150 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2018
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateAn unoaked style, the 2016 Chardonnay INOX conjures notions of fresh apples, nectarines and honeydew melon on the nose with hints of white pepper and nutmeg. Light to medium-bodied, with plenty of pure, refreshing fruit in the mouth, it finishes long and uncomplicated.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, August 31, 2017

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